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iPay enables cashless payments in Galle

iPay, powered by LOLC came forward to support the Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s (CBSL) 'Rata Purama QR' promotional event which was held in Court Square, Galle recently. This was part of the Central Bank’s 'Ratatama LANKA QR' national campaign to promote LANKA QR as the nation's cashless transformation mechanism towards creating a digital-savvy society and economy with greater financial inclusion. The event was graced by the CBSL Governor Deshamanya Prof. W.D. Lakshman, Guest of Honour Member of Parliament Mr. Chandima Weerakkody and CBSL Payments and Settlements Department Director Mr. Dharmasiri Kumarathunga. Mr. Montini Warnakula, Chief Operating Officer, LOLC Finance PLC, Mr. Nalaka Mohotti, Regional Manager -Southern & Sabaragamuva, LOLC Finance PLC and Mr. Charitha Jayasingha, Head of iPay also graced the occasion.

Head of iPay, Mr. Charitha Jayasingha said, “We are delighted to say the increasing numbers of people adapting to cashless transactions through iPay and we are truly pleased that we have been able to contribute immensely towards this national initiative. Our numbers have grown month on month and it is a very positive sign for us as well as the entire nation as a whole. We have seen an increasing number of consumers as well as merchants downloading and using iPay for various types of transactions”.

Speaking about iPay’s continuous drive to promote digital transactions throughout the country, Mr. Montini Warnakula, Chief Operating Officer of LOLC Finance PLC said, “LOLC Finance has been in the forefront of promoting LANKA QR through our island wide branch network and by now more than 35,000 merchants have come on board. We hope to continue our merchant acquiring efforts throughout the island, supporting the national drive aggressively through our island wide reach”.

LANKAQR is a common QR code standard introduced together with licensed financial institutions and Lankaclear (Pvt) Ltd. by the CBSL offering merchants the opportunity and convenience to use one common QR code instead of multiple platforms. Users can make payments via LANKA QR by simply scanning the code using any digital payment app connected to LANKAQR. Approximately, 160,000 merchants have adopted LANKAQR since the launch of the island wide campaign last year.

iPay has been built on an architecture that allows easy integration with any system and has been designed with a host of features, giving the user a unique, one of a kind transaction experience. The vibrant and well-organized graphical user interface of iPay promises a unique experience whilst carrying out payments. LOLC Finance currently operates as iPay’ s merchant acquiring partner.

Mr. Montini Warnakula, COO of LOLC Finance PLC purchasing from an appointed iPay Merchant at the venue

Coinciding with the main event, LOLC Finance Galle branch executed an iPay -
LANKA QR merchant acquiring and awareness programme on boarding merchants